University of Plymouth and our partner colleges staff
Seale-Hayne Educational Trust Project Funding
The Seale-Hayne Educational Trust was established on 20 October 1999 having previously been known as the Seale-Hayne College Trust.
The aim of the Trust is to support higher education and research in agriculture, food and land use (and related disciplines at the discretion of the Trustees). This can include providing financial or other assistance for students undertaking specific activities related to their education, such as fieldwork for research projects.
The Trust welcomes applications from the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.
The Trustees have funding available of approximately £50,000 per annum. Normally this is used to support a small number of projects each year, within University of Plymouth and Partner Colleges. The funds granted range from a few hundred pounds to £15,000 or so, although proposals for longer term strategic funding can be considered. It is normally expected that this funding will be for pump-priming new activity: applications which demonstrate collaboration and interdisciplinary are particularly welcome.
The fund may also be used for matched funding purposes and the trustees are keen to see evidence of additional funding sources. In such circumstances the Trust will make a conditional grant, releasing funds on confirmation in writing from the other funders that the matching funds have been awarded.
Who is eligible?
Members (staff and students) of University of Plymouth and its Partner Colleges. Staff applications should be supported by the signature of the line manager of the principal applicant. Applications by students must be supported by the relevant tutor or academic supervisor, who is required to take ultimate responsibility for the delivery of the project and its financial management.